pfSense Benefits

Ray Ost
CEO at Private
I had some outages in the network and we provide services for our company. We sell mobile credits. The terminal gets access to our own server inside the network and if one internet fails, then the other one is still up and we have a back-up link on the devices. If the devices cannot send the first IP address, they make use of the second IP address, which is the back-up link to access the servers. In terms of outages, ever since I used pfSense, I have that feature. In terms of experiencing delays, the server has the primary IP and the secondary IP configured on the client terminals. The total solution works. View full review »
reviewer963351
IT Manager & Sr. Application Programmer with 11-50 employees
We're a small business growing rapidly. We recently overhauled the IT infrastructure, and after looking at a number of other competitors, pfSense has been a lifesaver, allowing us to scale up and provide compliance without the need to purchase additional licenses to offer services to our employees. View full review »
Koen Van Cauwenberghe
Network and Office Manager with 11-50 employees
I do not have any big malware in my network, partly because of pfSense. The firewall blocks every malfunctioning malware or virus. Also, the access from outside our network has to be blocked, and I know by experience that our pfSense is very closed. You have to open every port in order to make sure that there can be a connection from outside our network. View full review »
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COO998b301
COO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The web management interface is ridiculously easy to utilize, even for the junior engineers on staff. Given the ease of use, this solution has minimized staff and training costs considerably. The ability to integrate packages, such as OpenRADIUS, Snort, and Squidguard has minimized server sprawl. The capability to run as a VM on a hypervisor, such as ESXi, makes this solution easy to implement and manage. View full review »
Reinhardt Jansen
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
After we started with testing with it a bit, it showed that it can be utilized in a way that we wanted to utilize it. View full review »
Haytham Tarek
Founder and MD at Smart Solution
My company mainly works in the health and educational domain, schools and universities. I prevent the improper use of content from schools and universities. I defend the medical records for the patients in our hospitals. That is the main use case for me for the firewall. View full review »
Anders Olsson
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
* Outstanding support * Great packages to expand the solution to your needs * The same config can easily be migrated to better hardware when you need it. View full review »
Alfredo Cornell
Chief Technology Officer at Xpro Networks
We install it for clients that don't have a network available or the network is not ready for phone deployments. We're a phone company. We use pfSense to connect to the router and normally we connect clients to client VPNs, and then from there, we can have access to the internal network so that we can see all of the files. View full review »
Gustavo Rendon
Owner with 51-200 employees
We had two ISPs, and still our Internet connection was awful. By installing pfSense and configuring load balancing and limiting bandwidth, we now have a reliable and stable connection. View full review »
CMEDRANO
student at a university with 51-200 employees
The use and results may vary according to the objectives of the institutions. In the case of city councils, I have taken the maximum advantage, taking into account that they were small institutions for which the tools provided by pfSense were sufficient according to the requirements of those institutions. However, in educational institutions, it was more difficult. Sometimes, the tools have fallen short. View full review »
MarcosMedina
Analista Senior at a tech services company
The gain in performance and security from configuring the VPN connections was significant, since pfSense has replaced a server with a custom Linux open source version, which was running on outdated hardware. View full review »
Luis Castro
Specialist in IT Infrastructure, Networks and Software Quality at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With pfSense, an incomparable stability is achieved with other firewall systems. It is easy to use and has integrity with other systems, such as proxies and quality of service. View full review »
Ross Bennett
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The main improvement was we were able to replace our old hardware-based firewall with a virtual machine having HA. View full review »
Mervin Sosa
Consultant
* More control of the access to network resources * More control of the security policies * Integration with Active Directory * Centralized administration View full review »
MARCELO SOUZA
CEO with 11-50 employees
Improved service performance and availability through redundancy. The company already had specialists in Linux, which facilitated the project. View full review »
SherifSafwat
IT Manager with 1-10 employees
This solution has increased the level of security, given us more control, provided a deep insight into network traffic, and is a great VPN solution. View full review »
Jaco Lange
Managing Director with 51-200 employees
This solution has helped our organization by protecting our network from attacks. View full review »
reviewer831174
Student
It is a good firewall with good performance. View full review »
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